4 Changes the Orlando Airport Could See in the Next 10 Years

Hold on to your horses, because BIG changes could be coming to the Orlando International Airport sooner than you thought.

Flying away

Planning your trip to Disney World is stressful enough without having to deal with the added stresses you could encounter at MCO. Orlando International Airport has seen so many changes already this year with new airlines welcomed, new routes added to fly into Orlando, and a speed train commute so how could they possibly want to make changes further? If you’re planning a trip to Disney World over the next few years, there are definitely a few things you’ll want to be watching closely.

Although Orlando International Airport or MCO has seen lots of changes recently, we don’t expect that this will calm much anytime soon. While some changes are completed now, there’s always room for improvement, and with that could come a shake-up to things as we know it now. We’ve got a few things that we think you should be on the lookout for over the next few years when flying into Orlando.

MCO Airport

Orlando International Airport recently rolled out a 10-year plan of action that outlined updates in 4 key areas: connections, community, innovation, and people.

To put these goals into action, we could totally see MCO partnering with the Central Florida theme parks for more efficient throughput.

©MCO Orlando International Airport

This could include options like dedicated lines, designated and expanded transportation areas, family lanes, and even biometric scanners.

Orlando International Airport has also expressed interest in technology that would allow for electric vertical take-off and landing for airplanes.


As this technology develops and rolls out, all kinds of opportunity could open up for the airport in terms of space utilized, potential for expansion, speed, and ease of getting passengers through the airport and to their destinations.

If you weren’t already aware, MCO is ranked as one of the cheapest airports for travel, so there’s quite a swing for potential here.

American Airlines in-flight pamphlets

With travel becoming increasingly more expensive year over year and the recent price hike for parking at the airport, could price increases be on the horizon over the next coming years?


However, we don’t want to count out the potential for new airlines that could come to MCO. A lot of the most recent additions to MCO have been budget-friendly!

©Breeze Airways

With being named one of the cheapest airports to fly into, there’s bound to be lots of traffic through the airport. If you’ve ever traveled through here, you’ve probably found it fairly crowded and may have faced hours-long waits to pass through security before your boarding starts. Could we see programs developed to simplify traffic?

Orlando Airport (2021)

It also wouldn’t be outside of the realm of possibility to see more expansion come to MCO. The airport just completed its third terminal — Terminal C, this past year but is there more room for growth down the line? If that becomes a possibility, you’ll also want to be watching for more transportation options to and from the airport, and even more parking added.

Orlando International Airport

Whatever may come, one thing is for certain– MCO will be destined for more changes ahead, and we’re hoping that those changes will lead to satisfying and easier traveling in the future. Be sure to stay tuned with us as we bring you the latest happenings and updates as we learn them!

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